This all-encompassing itinerary combines the best of Peru. Discover lush dramatic landscapes, ancient cultures, and an array of incredible wildlife, all whilst staying in boutique and characterful accommodation.
Celebrated as the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon is one of the most important natural habitats on Earth. With a new types of flora or fauna discovered every three days, huge numbers of endemic wildlife and boasting one tenth of all known species in the world, the Amazon is a hive of activity for nature enthusiasts. Witness the phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters on a river cruise, spend an evening at the iconic Manaus Opera House, or swim with freshwater dolphins on a jungle tour on an unforgettable trip to the Amazon.
Bound by the Andes to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Amazon spans an impressive nine countries, each with a unique abundance of wildlife and a diverse biome to call their own. Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia are perhaps the most well- known locations for their exotic wildlife selection boasting manatees, macaws and everything in between. A trip to any one of these countries is not complete without spending a few days exploring the Amazon basin being spoilt by sightings of the weird and wonderful animals that call the jungle home.
Whilst the rainforest hosts a myriad of birdlife and an impressive catalogue of mammals including the incredibly elusive jaguar, the Amazon River, fed by an intricate network of tributaries, is the beating heart of the rainforest. On board a river cruise, you can spot the mythical pink river dolphin, admire giant waterlilies, and even experience piranha fishing whilst searching for toucans and sloths hidden in the tree canopies of the riverbanks.
The Amazon is also fundamental to the survival of local people and conservation efforts are underway to guarantee the survival of the rainforest. Visiting the indigenous communities is a first-hand way to get under the skin of the natural splendour of a region still shrouded in mystery and enjoy an exceptionally unique holiday.